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COUGAR Ultimus RGB Metal-Based RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Red Switches

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  • RGB Backlighting
  • Rock-solid metal structure
  • Mechanical switches
  • Braided cable

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COUGAR Ultimus RGB is a keyboard for the committed gamer. With mechanical switches, a fully customizable per-key RGB backlight and one of the sturdiest keyboard designs the world has seen, everything you need to dominate your opponents is here.

Stunningly Beautiful, Extremely Useful

You need quick access to all your skills, abilities and commands during the game, and to do so, you need to know where they are. Ultimus RGB helps you with that by allowing you to customize its backlight and assign different colors to different commands, and store up to 5 different modes to fulfill your needs in different games. When you don't need to use specific lighting patterns, you can simply enjoy any of the 14 impressive RGB effects we prepared for you.

Rock-Solid Metal Structure

When you invest in a piece of gaming gear, you want it to be sturdy, durable and stable. Ultimus RGB delivers in all three areas with its metal frame and internal plate. Strong like no other, it stays in its place even when you subject it to powerful keystrokes in the heat of battle. It doesn't matter how bad things get; Ultimus RGB will stay put, ready to serve you.

RGB Backlight

Do you want to highlight attack and defense spells' keys in different colors? Do you want to visually distinguish the keys assigned to short range weapons and those for grenades and other explosives? Ultimus RGB allows you to do that and much more! Customize the color of each key directly from the keyboard and make it your perfect companion! And, for those looking for attractive visuals, the predefined visual effects will put an amazing performance every time you want!

Mechanical Switches

Has a stuck key, or a keystroke that didn't register, ever cost you a match? With Ultimus RGB that's a thing of the past. Equipped with mechanical switches, this keyboard offers both total reliability and a clear tactile feedback that lets you know when your input has been registered.


Ultimus RGB

No Limits with NKRO
Most other keyboards set limits on how many keys you can press simultaneously. Ultimus RGB features N-Key rollover technology, which will allow you to press any number of keys and always get perfectly accurate feedback.

Ultimus RGB

Driver Free: Start Gaming!
Open the box. Plug the USB connector to the computer. Start gaming. No installations or downloads, only gaming!

Ultimus RGB

Braided Cable
A durable and visually attractive solution.

Ultimus RGB

Media and Function Shortcuts
Control media volume and playback as well as other handy functions with easy FN F-Key combinations.

Ultimus RGB

Windows Key Lock
Avoid kicking yourself out of games by locking the Windows key in-game with an easy shortcut.

Ultimus RGB

1000Hz Polling Rate
COUGAR ULTIMUS RGB\'s 1000 Hz Polling Rate brings you a 1ms Response Rate.


Product name: Ultimus RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Key switch: RGB Mechanical Switch
N-key rollover: Yes
Full Key Backlight: Yes (RGB, 16.8 million colors)
Game type: FPS / MMORPG / MOBA / RTS
Polling rate: 1000Hz / 1ms
Steel Structure: Yes
Interface: USB plug
Cable Length: 1.8m Braided
Dimension: 180(L) x 445(W) x 40(H)mm
7.09(L) x 17.51(W) x 1.57(H)inch
Weight: 0.95kg(2.09 lbs)

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5/ 5
Awesome Keyboard 7/18/2019 5:57:55 AM

Pros: Great build quality
Easy customization of lighting
No need of heavy software for customization

Cons: Nothing much

Overall Review: Thumps up

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5
Nice while it lasted. 5/23/2019 10:50:01 AM

Pros: Nice layout and the RGB's look good.

Cons: Keys stopped registering and double/triple registering after 4 month of medium use. Was nice when it worked properly which wasn't very long. Looks like a $100 dollar keyboard, lasts like a $15 keyboard.

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Manufacturer Response:
Thank you for choosing Cougar Gaming.
The double/triple tap issue may be a cause of accidental macro recording from our "on the fly recording" function.
Should you feel that is not the case after resetting the keyboard to its default settings, simply contact us at for further assistance.
All Cougar Gaming product is backed by 1 year warranty to ensure best gaming experience.
We hope that our service can improve such experience and possibly rectify this review.
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Beautiful and innovative - but potentially noisy metallic twang noise 2/6/2019 12:03:52 AM

Pros: - Innovative key layout with short spacebar allows wider Left Alt great for FPS
- Beautiful RGB and general stylish keyboard.

Cons: - Metallic twang can be heard when depressing keys. Not all keys just some I suspect a fault of design. This is my second X3 Attack keyboard to do this, the first not too bad second much worse.

Overall Review: I'd choose the Cherry Silver over the Cherry Red switches personally (now have had both on this keyboard).

If you're mainly going to use this for gaming you'll be okay. But general typing the metallic twang you probably will hear at some point makes it sound cheap and broke.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5
it's fine when it works 9/28/2018 4:36:12 PM

Pros: Lights are cool plenty of options if it was in a display case it'd look good?

Cons: Double taps constantly i could send it back but i didn't want to be without a board ill fix it my self, in short the rr key double taps a a lot this thing is garbage way to drop the ball cougar

Overall Review: I'd destroy it if i had another one that worked.

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4/ 5
Overall great keyboard for gaming, though low longevity. 9/25/2018 2:43:01 PM

Pros: -Cherry Reds felt great
-Cord is thick and rigid and doesnt get caught on much
-Lighting effects are great
-Useful Function keys
-Key Caps come off with ease, easy to clean gunk out.

Cons: -Keys stopped working within 6 months of use, and not from heavy use either.
-No return Policy (to Australia)

Overall Review: -No return policy

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5/ 5
Impressive keyboard, period. 8/4/2018 10:37:50 PM

Pros: Robust Construction, BRIGHT illumination, onboard memory and this keyboard is user programmable, the pre-sets also are impressive, the MX Cherry Red keys have great tactile feel, no slip feet, heavy (harder to move accidentally), Multi-media functionality, you can pre-program individual keys to any color you wish, Plug and Play (Not Plug and Pray), Needs no software to control colors on keyboard, true mechanical switches, real metal construction (the top plate of the keyboard is aluminum..

Cons: There is no UIX Software Interface available for deeper control. While not a Con per say it was a sort of disappointment in that I was under the impression that I could use the UIX control software Cougar uses for other RGB keyboards of theirs. There is a benefit though to this, you are not dedicating CPU power to drive this keyboard.
This keyboard is not totally silent. It is not 'clicky' but it isn't perfectly silent either.

Overall Review: My thoughts on this keyboard are overall VERY positive and I am very pleased. It is a gamer's keyboard all the way around. For its price it provides a wonderful display as well as the capacity to tailor your keypad to color layouts to help you not only see at night but help define the function of the keys. In some respects this keyboard is an aesthetic choice more over the raw practicality. If you are 'practical' and only need single color back illumination this keyboard might be a bit much for you. However if you are into a more tailored workspace this is a keyboard to consider. If you wish for software controllable keyboard back illumination colors opt for the slightly more expensive models of Cougar RGB keyboards like the X3 Attack.
I shopped very hard for a replacement keyboard to replace an Azio three color keyboard that was around $30 and am WAY happier with this upgrade. Having the option to use UIX software would have made this keyboard a STELLAR value. There was an issue that kept cropping up about other RGB Backlit keyboards not functioning without driver software. From what I understand all Cougar keyboards do not need driver software to use and are all PnP but some models are intended to use the UIX software to control your lighting effects in sympathy to games you play.
On one hand this keyboard does give you that Arcade feel and on the other hand there is a more business like application that having a programmable keyboard also offers even typists. This keyboard is indeed capable of serving as a work horse and a gamer's keyboard. It offers me the best of both worlds and customization I can really appreciate. There were less expensive options but I wanted to get back to using a mechanical keyboard. I murder Azio back illuminated keyboards (killed a third one prompting this Cougar Keyboard purchase) and I think this is one time I have a keyboard that will give me years of trouble free operation. It is built like a tank. No this does not mean you can beat on it indiscriminately and not break it.
Now in defense of the Azio keyboard, it could be changed between three colors with the press of a button on the keyboard but only blue, purple, or red illumination. It had big easy to read letters you could see easily in the dark unlike many Back illuminated keyboards. It was not an expensive keyboard per say but the test of time was not kind to that brand. While being a Multi Media keyboard Gaming was more than it could handle so I decided to spend a little more and get a REAL gaming keyboard. I did a lot of homework and Cougar always seems to meet good reviews. So far having used this keyboard a couple of days now I am actually highly impressed. I rate it as a product VERY worth the money. Not being able to use the UIX interface does not hurt my feelings a bit. it would be nice but sometimes the best option is the simpler one.

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1/ 5
buy from a better known brand 5/6/2018 7:44:58 PM

Pros: worked well for a few months

Cons: d key barely ever works

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Tu,

Thank you for choosing Cougar Gaming as your choice of computer gaming hardware.
We sincerely apologize for the malfunction and will definitely assist you with RMA initiation.
Please complete and return the RMA form attached along with an e-copy of purchase invoice so that our RMA team at, can start the process.

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3/ 5
Decent Beginners Mechanical Keyboard 12/25/2017 11:55:25 PM

Pros: -CLICKY SOUNDS, these blue switches are very loud which I love. They're not as tactile as Cherry MX Blues, as they use a different brand blue switch, but they're good.
-If you're a mechanical keyboard enthusiast, this probably isn't for you, and you usually get what you pay for, but if you're looking for an entry level mechanical keyboard, with some rice, this is good.
-No drivers/software required. It's not an RGB LED keyboard, each row has a different color
-cool lighting effects
-Semi programmable lighting
-Braided cable
-Plastic key caps seem to be okay quality too.

Cons: -The first one I ordered was broken from the factory. Quality control from this manufacturer was not present. the metal frame of the board was warped, thus making the plastic base and screw on the far left just fall apart. No damage to the shipping box or any other packaging. Newegg took care of getting the replacement to me, and it looks like it had been taken out and inspected to make sure I got a good product(fingerprints and dust on it, but this could have also been from the factory).
-Not RGB, but whatever.
-NO WINDOWS KEY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE KEYBOARD, instead it's the function key for media shortcuts and lighting control.

Overall Review: I got this as a shellshocker deal, which made it totally worth it. If the price is high, then go on to a little more reputable brand and spend a little bit more money for now until Cougar's products get better.

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